Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Victor W. “Poppy” Fiske

Wellsville, NY - Victor W. “Poppy” Fiske, age 71, of 28 South Broad Street passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, in his home. He was born on August 18, 1945 in Olean to Gerald and Lottie Fiske.

Poppy was a long time resident of Wellsville who attended school in Bolivar. Along with his father he drove a mail truck, worked at Cuba Cheese and had been a machinist Wheel Puller in Scio and later for Dresser Rand in Wellsville. Poppy enjoyed roller skating, dancing and his grandchildren. He was a very determined man who even though he had trouble walking walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Poppy will be remembered for his soft heart who never turned anyone away.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Tonja (Ron) Baldwin of Wellsville and Stacey Plants of Monroeville, PA.; the mother of his children, Shari Hull of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Kali Beardsley, Kyle Lockwood, Nathan Lockwood and Colten Beardsley; several nieces and nephews and a longtime friend Craig “Beazzer” Brown.

Poppy was predeceased by his parents; a sister Marietta Genaux; a daughter Tamie Lockwood.

Friends are invited to call on Friday February 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Very sorry to hear about this..rip Vic.

  2. Victor, My Uncle but like an older brother at times. In youth he took us skating and sledding in the snow and I rode with him delivering mail. I tell everyone I envied his job and where he lived and able to just walk to work and come home for lunch. Mom said he made delicious Red Velvet Cakes and few knew he was an artist he drew real good and painted many signs in Shinglehouse/Wellsville. I missed him even before he has left for a new journey!!!